Online Learning Myths Busted

Posted by
Jeff Black On Oct 6 , 2015

Research from the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute shows an overwhelmingly large number of students are voluntarily taking up online classes on their own. They’re not waiting to be prompted by the school- this is especially true about the freshman. But there are also a few myths associated with online learning. Here are some myths of online class myths busted for you.


Classroom study is time consuming when compared to online classes

This one’s probably the most commonly misunderstood aspect of online classes. On an average, an online student has to spend around 10 hours every week on a single online class. Add to this the time spent on videos, discussions, responses, essays, quizzes and other assignments, and you’ve probably spent more time on online classes than regular classes.

You have to be involved with every online class that you’ve joined

True, that online classes need commitment, but not every online program needs the same level of involvement. How many of us have eagerly joined an online course only to lose focus halfway through the course? If the subject isn’t as interesting as you initially thought, nothing can make you pay attention. But rather than quitting midway (especially if the accreditation adds value to your CV), it makes sense to pay someone to take an online class for the subject. Can I pay someone to take my online class! Yes, you can. And that’s the third myth we’re about to bust.

I’ll have to do my homework all by myself without help

This one’s a no brainer, actually. I mean, you just have to search ‘take my online class’ on the internet to find plenty of subject matter experts ready to help you with your homework and assignments. You can either hire them to complete the entire course (recommended if the course isn’t interesting yet mandated by the school) or on a piecemeal basis to complete a single assignment or project.

Online classes are a great excuse for truancy

Online programs are not an excuse to stay away from regular college and neither are they an alternative to the later. In fact, most online programs are designed to add value to your majors.